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child supportnoun [U]

uk   /ˈtʃaɪld səˌpɔːt/  us   /ˈtʃaɪld səˌpɔːrt/
money that someone gives the mother or father of their children when they do not live with the children
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child supportnoun [U]

 /ˈtʃɑɪld səˌpɔrt/
money paid by a parent for the living expenses of a child when the parent is no longer living with the child
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